Thomas Lux

Thomas Lux
Thomas Lux was born in Massachusetts in December 1946. He has been awarded grants and fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Mellon foundations, and the NEA. In 1994, he was awarded the Kinglsey Tufts prize for his book Split Horizon. The most recent of his eleven full-length collections is God Particles (Houghton Mifflin, 2008). He has both a new book of poems, Child Made of Sand (Houghton Mifflin) and a non-fiction book, From the Southland (Marick Press) upcoming in 2012.  Currently, he is Bourne Chair of Poetry and director of the McEver Visiting Writers program at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

The Probabalist

Maybe, I'm tergiversating about it: do
I want to lie there, waxy, mute,
and hear neither weeping nor laughter?
Maybe? The Current Subject
has no brother or no sister of the full
or half blood.
I'm not sure
it will arrive at that, but if it does
most likely afterward there could be
a casserole at Aunt Mina's.
Aunt Lily could be there with her famous coogle!
All of my dead might be there.

Mother? Father?
I guess it could possibly
maybe come to that.
Probably I should just stand here and take it
like a man, probably.